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uprisingchuns

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okay i have a few quick questions to ask.... u guys say to put a fans at the front of the case for intake....i have four slots to put fans there but there is no opening for air to come in... does that matter... ??

my other question is how to i position my fans if i use all 7... i have the four in the front lower part of my case.. i have 2 fans in the back of the case.. like kinda positioned in the middle near the hsf... and i have one fan on the side directly over the hsf blowing air in... im currently just using the 2 fans in the back and the side fan.. so 2 intake and 1 exhaust.. any suggustins plz feel free to state them ... thx
 

Lugie

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Well, you generally want to take air in at the lower parts of your case and exhaust heat out towards the top, since hot air rises.
 

Captain Slug

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Lugie said:
Well, you generally want to take air in at the lower parts of your case and exhaust heat out towards the top, since hot air rises.

STAGNANT, NON-CIRCULATING hot air rises. Rising heat is moot when all of the air is being circulated.

You want to balance your fans so that the area around your CPU has slightly positive air pressure. You don't want any exhaust fans competing with the fan cooling your CPU. Put the intakes there and put your exhaust fans in dead zones or anywhere you want to pull air through.